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Latin American and Caribbean Advisory Council (LAAC)

Purpose

The purpose of the Latin American and Caribbean Advisory Council (LAAC) is to: (1) advise the AACSB Board and staff on key issues and challenges related to business education and AACSB's activities and engagement in the Latin American and Caribbean context; (2) to enhance AACSB's ability to understand and serve the quality improvement needs of business schools in Latin America; (3) assist AACSB's staff in identification of new service development in meeting the needs of Latin American business schools; and (4) recommend candidates for AACSB governance roles thereby increasing the representation and engagement of schools from Latin America.

Structure

The Latin American Advisory Council, effective July 1, 2012, is comprised of a chair, vice chair and seven members to be appointed by the vice chair-chair elect of the AACSB Board of Directors. Of the nine members, five will be deans or those holding similar roles representing AACSB-accredited institutions located in Latin America, and four may be deans or those holding similar roles representing Latin American institutions that, at the time of appointment, are either members or formerly accepted into the AACSB Initial Accreditation process.

Normally, LAAC members will serve three-year terms; however, initial appointments will be made to establish staggered terms as follows: five accredited school representatives (one with a one-year term, two with a two-year term, and two with three-year terms); four from in-process schools (one with a one-year term, two with a two-year term, one with a three-year term).

A vice chair will be appointed by the LAAC once appointments are complete. From the original LAAC members, the AACSB board chair will appoint an LAAC chair who represents an AACSB-accredited institution and is appointed to an initial three-year term. The LAAC chair will serve a one-year term as chair and may be reappointed as chair for a second year, subject to the approval of the vice chair-chair elect of the AACSB Board of Directors.

Members

Irineu Gianesi, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
Octavio Ibarra Consuegra, Universidad del Norte
María Helena Jaén, Universidad de los Andes
María Lasio Morello, ESPAE-Graduate School of Management
Manola Sanchez, Adolfo Ibanez University
Yeda Swirski de Souza, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos - UNISINOS

Staff Liaison

Emily Sitzberger (emily.sitzberger@aacsb.edu)